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Changes produce thought, debate

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

Change always comes with a breath of contention and wrestling coaches have their opinions on and off the record of the latest news regarding the newly formatted District 11 3A and 2A team tournaments.

With 12-teams qualifying in both brackets, nobody has an issue with a larger wrestling party to give more teams an opportunity to compete for postseason opportunities.

Where those teams get seeded and "the ultimate qualifier" bout is where there is room for debate.


Thursday, October 3, 2013 by NICK HROMIAK Special to the Press in Sports

As Saturday, Oct. 5, is the start of the antlered archery deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, bowhunters have two major concerns during the opener.

The first concern is tree stand safety. Every year a few bowhunters fall from their tree stands and incur serious bodily injury either because they didn't wear a safety harness or their tree stand became defective. And despite popular belief, it's not older hunters who fall.

Trobetsky looks to celebrate his birthday in style

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Tyler Trobetsky soon won't forget his last birthday.

It was late last fall when Trobetsky was among the Roughies who clinched their first Colonial League football title since 1996. Trobetsky couldn't have asked for a better celebration.

"Sometimes I forget what happened on my birthday," stated the senior lineman. "But that one will always be special. It was such a great feeling winning the (Colonial) league title and then having a medal placed around my neck.

"My goal is to celebrate the same way for this birthday coming up."

Cross country expects more positives in the future

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by JEFF MOELLER Special to the Press in Sports

Heading into the season, Kyle Rusnock figured to face some challenges as a first-year mentor of the Roughies' cross country program.

Former veteran head coach Charlie Post retired from teaching and decided to spend some of his spare time as an assistant track coach as well as an assistant coach for the Allentown Central Catholic girls' basketball program.

Catty girls aren't giving up despite their record

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by TYLER TRUMBAUER Special to the Press in Sports

Head coach Trajano Bastidas has been the girls' soccer coach at Catasauqua for eight seasons including this fall. He knows his title is head girls soccer coach, but he sees himself as a life coach.

"We teach soccer and ultimately being better people," said Bastidas. "Soccer is being in adversity. This is life here. We ask the girls this, 'how are you going to respond to this?' or 'how are you going to react?' If you react positively, that spills over in to how you are as a person in the real world."

Pete's Top-10: Parkland on top

Thursday, October 3, 2013 by PETER CAR in Sports

In a shocking revelation, Emmaus' football team actually showed they had guts and beat a rough and tumble Easton squad.

That's what we took away from week five, as the Rovers were brought back down to reality and Emmaus fans must be thinking 'what if' their first couple of games didn't start so poorly.

Like they say, every dog has its day, and the Hornets had theirs. Bethlehem Catholic is certainly having their time as well and Parkland appears to be the king again as week six picks are ripe for your reading.

1. Parkland (4-1)

Last week's rank: 3